Fun with Color

by tr223 27. December 2010 18:57

television that teaches

Here are some recommended programs to VIEW with your child   


  • Between the Lions: Red Hat, Green Hat Leona's new hat stirs up trouble in the library.
  • Curious George Color Me Monkey Mr. Glass is looking for a one-of-a-kind painting for his lobby and Mr. Zoobel knows just where to find such art - at the zoo, naturally!


an age-appropriate storybook on a similar topic

Select a story to READ with your child. Here are a few suggestions.


  • Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri - When Farmer Gray goes away, Blue Goose, Red Hen, Yellow Chick, and White Duck decide to paint their black and white barnyard. Red Hen paints the barn red. White Duck paints the fence white. When Blue Goose and Yellow Chick mix their paints together they make green for grass and trees. By the time Farmer Gray returns the farm is filled with color. Focusing on primary and secondary colors, this story is a fun and friendly way for children to learn basic concepts.
  • Cat's Colors by Jane Cabrera – What is Cat's favorite color? Is it green, like the grass where he likes to walk, or yellow, like the sand on a sunny beach? Children who are learning new colors can join in Cat's fun as he explores the colors all around him.
  • Where is the Green Sheep? By Mem Fox - There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep?


a hands-on activity to reinforce learning

Select an activity to DO with your child. Here is a suggestion.

Edible Finger Paint Color Mixing Activity

  1. Prepare 1 box of instant white chocolate pudding according to package directions
  2. Divide pudding into three bowls, then using liquid food coloring, prepare:
  • 1 bowl of blue pudding
  • 1 bowl of red pudding
  • 1 bowl of yellow pudding.

Using a sheet of wax paper taped to the counter, let your child mix the primary colors ( red, yellow, blue) to create secondary colors (green, orange, purple) and paint a picture. Licking fingers is okay and when done you can use your fingers to eat your painting.



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